Authoring a Life: A Woman's Survival In and Through Literary Studies

SUNY Press
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Authoring a Life illustrates how language often plays an important part in many a victim’s struggle to survive the debilitating effects of father-daughter incest. For example, reading may serve as therapy, enabling a survivor to confront rather than repress painful memories, and writing may help a survivor to recover a sense of authoring both her texts and her life. The book argues that, despite the current backlash against survivor stories, language arts teachers must develop effective pedagogies for teaching father-daughter incest narratives.
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About the author

Brenda Daly, Associate Professor of English, Iowa State University, is the author of two books: Lavish Self-Divisions: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates and Narrating Mothers: Theorizing Maternal Subjectives, with Maureen T. Reddy.

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SUNY Press
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Pages
267
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ISBN
9781438400419
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English
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Social Science / Women's Studies
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